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Member Spotlight: Lillie Moore

Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:12 AM | Mary Odom (Administrator)

Ms. Moore has been a member of the ITC since 2018, for a little more than 2 and a half years now. She joined the ITC, because at the time, she was starting out as a Remote Sales Representative and wanted to help build the brand locally for the company she was working for and give them good brand exposure through a local network, a need that she thought was met by the ITC. As with many in the international trade industry, she is well travelled, having been to the Caribbean, Peru, Honduras, and China. Of these places, China is the country that she enjoyed visiting the most, because it provided her with a direct, personal insight to the people with whom she works every day. Additionally, it gave her an appreciation for the life, the culture, and the hard work they do.

Presently, Ms. Moore is working with a tech company called Optimally, as a Senior Account Executive. Optimally is a technology company that brings big data to small and medium sized businesses to help with operations and managing expenses. Her role in this is introducing people to Optimally to see how Optimally can help their business. Her career has included a lot of hard work and making genuine connections with others is the reason she is successful today. Her current position came through a friend who knew the owner and a unique circle of women who through professional connections created this opportunity. The main goal in her career is balance between being a career-driven woman and all the other things that she is in life. Additionally, she wants to know that the things she is doing in her career are having a positive impact. Therefore, she works hard, taking her job very seriously and studying early on to be able to help her clients.

Fun Facts and Advice:

Name three people (dead or alive) that you would invite to dinner.

  • Jesus 
  • Tom Petty
  • A friend of hers who shares the same palate as her so she can try more foods

What was the last book that you read and what are you currently reading?

Presently, she is reading Women Who Run with Wolves, a kind of collection of fables about the ‘wild’ women who are in tune with themselves.
The last book that she read was called Educated.

Who inspires you?

In some ways, everyone, because the negative aspects that you see in others give you an opportunity to see what you do not want to be and want to avoid
Additionally, her mother, who was also a very career driven woman who had four children and basically did it all. She wants to emulate the happiness and love of her mother.

What advice would you give someone who wants to get into International Business/International Trade?

Definitely do it. To someone who wants to get involved, try to immerse yourself in the industry, in what is going on, talk to other people who have been in the business, especially in the aspect of it that you want to get into. It will make your journey easier. And stay engaged, it is an industry that changes on a regular basis. When you look at historical trends, breathe, the world will not end.

What else do you want to tell us about yourself/what is something unique about you that is generally not known?

She is a proud Delaware Lenape Indian, and is active in her tribe. Her grandmother has tried to teach her to do beading, and some of the other cultural aspects of Native American life.

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